Joe Biden just got some very bad news as did Barack Obama. Biden is currently in 4th place, and a distant fourth place at that, with 62% of the Iowa vote in.
It won’t get any better for Joe either – there will be no miracle for Joe and the failed establishment in this route.
Obama cannot be pleased but at the same time maybe he knows something we don’t or why wouldn’t he endorse Joe his former Vice-President and campaign for him?
Look, Biden is not the guy and while Burisma didn’t help one wonders if Trump took Biden out too early as Biden has never done well in a presidential campaign and appears to have lost his fastball if he ever had one in the first place.
From The Hill:
Early and incomplete results from Iowa’s Democratic caucus showed former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg narrowly leading Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), a triumphant edge for two outsider candidates that was overshadowed by technical errors that delayed the vote count for almost a day.
The first batch of results, which accounted for 62 percent of the approximately 1,700 precincts across the state, showed Buttigieg leading with about 28 percent of the delegates who will eventually be elected to the national convention.
Sanders was running second, with 25 percent of the so-called delegate shares.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) had taken 18 percent of the vote, while former Vice President Joe Biden lagged in fourth place with just under 16 percent.
With so many precincts left to count, the race remained too close to call. Both Sanders and Buttigieg claimed victory on Tuesday, long before the actual results came in.
With 62% of precincts reporting, former Vice President Joe Biden is in fourth place, with just 15.6% of the vote. He’s leading in only six counties.
CNN’s John King noted that Iowa “was never Joe Biden country,” and the former vice president has been anticipating doing better in states like South Carolina.
Still, it’s notable that Pete Buttigieg, the former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, is initially leading in Iowa.
Here’s how King explained it:
“Iowa was never Joe Biden country, right? But he is also a two-term former vice president of the United States, right? So mayor of a town — former mayor now — of a town of 125,000 people is beating the former two-term vice president of the United States.”